Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a student will be able to: 

1.  Display Major-Specific Areas of Knowledge

Demonstrate depth of understanding and mastery of subject matter in a chosen subfield of political science.

2.  Think Critically

Apply critical and analytical thought to evaluate political phenomena.

3.  Write Effectively

Compose written work that is analytically sound, clear, persuasive, and stylistically sophisticated.

4.  Communicate Effectively

Orally communicate political science findings and arguments in a coherent and persuasive fashion.

5.  Research Effectively

Conduct substantial research on political phenomena relying on both primary and secondary sources.

6.  Demonstrate Competency in Contemporary Political Science Research Methods

Understand the primary theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of political science, and understand these approaches’ strengths and limitations.